Delaware Offers Home Emergency Repair Program

Roof RepairsCash-strapped residents in Delaware with a leaky roof or a plumbing problem may apply for funding assistance if they qualify for the state housing authority’s program.

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) and Gov. John Carney announced the Statewide Emergency Repair Program in March as a public-private partnership with Milford Housing Development Corporation, which administers the funding program.

Funding Aid

DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi said that even simple repairs for rooftops, heating systems and accessibility issues might be financially challenging for some residents.

For this reason, the statewide program aims to help homeowners in addressing concerns that pose serious risks to public health and safety. However, the funding program may not cover garage door repair services here in Wilmington, DE.

Still, the money you save from spending on other urgent repairs could be used for this. These improvements will be particularly beneficial if you decide to sell your house in the future.

Home Sale

Homes for sale in some states have been going off the market at a quick pace. In April, a $359,900 residence in Wilmington’s Highlands community changed possession in less than seven days.

Buyers are competing intensely for properties with a price tag up to $400,000, which provides sellers with some flexibility on pricing their assets. Homebuyers have taken advantage of low rates before inflation would cause an uptick in values.

While home improvements and maintenance tasks are obvious requirements, sellers should find an experienced real estate agent that specializes in your type of property. The right professional should also be able to provide expert opinion on pricing your home.

Whether or not you intend to sell your property in the future, repairs are necessary to keep your home in a livable state. After all, your house should serve as your refuge instead of becoming the source of a problem.